Scotland’s Richie Ramsay fired a final round of 66 to cruise to a four shot victory in the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland.

Ramsay began the final day one shot clear of fellow Aberdonian Paul Lawrie and England’s Danny Willett. Lawrie, seeking a second straight victory after his win in last week’s Johnnie Walker Championship, drew level with an eagle at the first. But four bogeys on the front nine saw him drop out of contention.

Ramsay raced to the turn in 31 and, despite bogeys at the 13th and 17th, he never looked seriously threatened down the stretch.

“I had a clear goal in mind and all the way round I was imagining I was playing a round with my best mates from back home,” he said.

“I performed unbelievably well against two of the most in-form players around; Paul (Lawrie) is playing the golf of his life and Danny is one of the best young players around. So it was always going to be difficult, but I managed to pull it of.”

In the end Danny Willett finished with a 69 and secured a tie for second place with Fredrik Andersson Hed, Marcus Fraser and Romain Wattel, all of whom fired closing rounds of 66.

The win for Ramsay meant Scottish players have secured successive wins on the European Tour for the first time since 2001 when Andrew Coltart and Colin Montgomerie achieved the feat.

Last week’s winner Paul Lawrie finished in a tie for sixth.

Omega European Masters
Crans-sur-Sierre
Aug 30 – Sep 2, purse €2,100,000, par 71

1   Richie Ramsay (Sco)   69   68   64   66   267   €350,000
T2   Fredrik Andersson Hed (Swe) 65 73 67   66   271   €139,708
T2   Marcus Fraser (Aus)   68   68   69   66   271   €139,708
T2   Romain Wattel (Fra)   67   70   68   66   271   €139,708
T2   Danny Willett (Eng)   67   67   68   69   271   €139,708
T6   Felipe Aguilar (Chi)   68   69   68   67   272   €63,000
T6   Paul Lawrie (Sco)      69   66   67   70   272   €63,000
T6   Bernd Wiesberger (Aut)   68   70   68   66   272   €63,000

T9   Jamie Donaldson (Wal)   69   69   66   69   273   €44,520
T9   Anders Hansen (Den)   68   70   67   68   273   €44,520

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage

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